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The committee is asked to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 November 2020.
RESOLVED - That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 November 2020 be approved as a correct record.
Report of the Strategic Director, Legal and Corporate Services
The Committee received a report on an Application for a Definitive Map Modification Order to upgrade the status of public footpath RY27 and RY21 to Bridleway.
RESOLVED - (i) That the making of a definitive
map modification order to add the claimed bridleway at Cushy Cow
Lane, Ryton, Gateshead on the current alignment of the footpath as
show with a line from point A to point B on the plan at the
appendix to the minute onto the Definitive Map and Statement of
Public Rights of Way be approved.
(ii) That delegated authority be granted to the Strategic Director of Corporate Services and Governance to undertake to consult statutory consultees and make a definitive map and modification order to upgrade the current footpaths to a bridleway at Cushy Cow Lane as shown from point A to point B on the plan at the appendix to the minute and if no objections are received to confirm the order or if objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn, to send the order to the Secretary of State for confirmation as an opposed order.
Report of the Strategic Director, Corporate Services and Governance and the Strategic Director, Communities and Environment
The Committee were provided with an update regarding Rights of Way matters. The Committee were advised that there has been no changes with regards to the legal matters since the last Committee.
Work has been carried out across the Rights of Way Network to make improvements/repairs to paths and bridleways including the following.
The Committee were advised of the current situation at the Clara Vale / Keelmans Way landslide, it was noted that despite warning notices and fencing people were still using the path which is temporarily closed under a temporary traffic order. There is concern that the path is quite dangerous especially for those with dogs or small children. The path is not on land owned by the Council and there is a railway line to the other side, discussions are ongoing with the landowners and stakeholders and the situation will
be kept under review. The Committee will be updated on any new developments as they arise.
RESOLVED - That the information presented be noted.